Claire McCaskill Lied: Not Only Did She Meet with Russians, Her Husband Cut a Check to Ambassador at Dinner Party
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) made news in March with her claim that as a member of the Armed Services Committee she never had a meeting with or called the Russian Ambassador – “ever.”
McCaskill met with the Russian ambassador in 2013.
McCaskill called the Russian ambassador in 2015.
She even tweeted about it.
And there’s even a photo of Claire’s meeting with the Russian ambassador.
Liberal Democrat Claire McCaskill attended a party at the Russian Embassy and her husband’s foundation paid the Russians at the dinner.
The Free Beacon reported:
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) used a personal foundation to pay for a dinner she attended at Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s Washington, D.C., residence. The senator had failed to disclose her role in the foundation until earlier this month…
…CNN reported that McCaskill also attended a black-tie reception at Kislyak’s D.C. residence in November 2015.
McCaskill’s attendance at the dinner was accompanied by an $873 payment to the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, where Kislyak serves on the board of directors as honorary chairman.
The payment to Kislyak’s foundation was not made directly by McCaskill—it was made through a foundation, the Shepard Family Foundation, that she set up with her husband Joseph Shepard in 2013 but failed to disclose in filings to the Senate ethics committee until three weeks ago.